Owner and director of Ravive Health & Vitality health clinic, Howard Flamm.
In a day when obesity is considered a worldwide epidemic, owner and director of Ravive Health & Vitality health clinic, Howard Flamm, is doing his part to make a difference.
Seven years ago, Flamm opened his first Ravive health clinic in Denver, specifically designed to help people lose weight through nutritional and healthy lifestyle choices. Just a few months ago, Flamm opened his newest clinic location in Point Loma, at 2907 Shelter Island Drive.
The clinic uses a weight loss program called “Ideal Protein,” which includes FDA-approved, medical-grade meal replacements. The program was started by highly-acclaimed French doctor, Dr. Tran Tien Chanh, who has an MD and Ph.D in nutrition and sports medicine.
Flamm says he had the opportunity to work alongside Chanh, which helped Flamm start his own clinic.
According to Flamm, the Ravive clinic in Denver has 1,500 patients who have lost a total of 20,000 pounds since the clinic’s opening. Additionally, there have even been cases of reversing diabetes.
“We’ve had many people tearing up in our office,” says Flamm. “They’ve tried so hard for so many years and this is the thing that’s done it for them.”
Many people consider San Diego to be one of California’s more fitness-focused cities, and Flamm says that’s precisely one of the reasons he chose Point Loma to open his clinic: San Diegans are fit and healthy, and have a high interest in staying that way.
“One thing we love about our patients is they’re coming in [and] they’re already willing,” he says. “You don’t have to convince them.”
In addition to the “Ideal Protein Weight Loss Program,: Ravive also offers one-on-one nutritional coaching, acupuncture, therapeutic massages, vitamin B-12 injections and i-lipo laser body contouring.
“All of the services that we provide here, you would typically have to go to multiple different clinics in order to receive what we do,” says clinic manager and wellness coach Amanda Streetman.
According to Flamm, the B-12 shot, a pharmaceutical treatment also referred to as a “happy shot,” has been particularly successful in San Diego. The B-12 shot enhances brain focus, energy and immunity, he says.
Also offered are the Mic B and Lipo B treatments, both of which contain aminos that help with weight loss and fat metabolism.
The clinic’s massages are also unique in that while many clinics charge specific prices for each different massage, Ravive offers a blanket price of $75, with a $20 discount for first-timers. Every massage is customized to fit each client’s need.
Cannabinoid-infused massages are also offered, for a $15 upgrade. The naturally-healing oil penetrates the lean muscle tissue, and can ease pain for up to 72 hours of relief. Only the cannabinoid oil is used, so there are no psycho active effects.
With much of modern day medicine taking over the weight-loss movement, Flamm is working to encourage people to turn to nutrition, lifestyle changes and “alternative medicine” instead.
“We’re very passionate about spreading the whole idea of improved health,” he says. “There’s still all-natural holistic approaches to medicine.”
Ravive Health & Vitality
Where: 2907 Shelter Island Drive Ste. 219
Hours: Mondays to Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.